Core Beliefs, as illustrated by The Oatmeal

read the rest

http://theoatmeal.com/comics/believe

“This comic was inspired by this three-part series on the backfire effect from the You Are Not So Smart Podcast.

If you want to learn more about the backfire effect and other related behaviors (confirmation bias, deductive reasoning, etc), I highly recommend listening to the whole thing:
Podcast Part 1Podcast Part 2Podcast Part 3” – the Oatmeal

also, as I pointed out to my friend Ally Alberts Howard, the Amygdala looks like a seahorse in real life. Wanna see?

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The Amygdala looks like a seahorse.

Homeless Man is mourned in Florida

Some of you will read this article and think “Well, of course – he was homeless and drank himself to death. That is all the homeless do – they drink”

Some others will assume that one less homeless individual is one less mouth to feed.

I want you to read this article and replace “Homeless” and Camp” with “country club” and tell me if you feel different.  I dare you.